Cathay Pacific Airways’ first Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft arrived at Hong Kong International Airport from Toulouse, France on May 29. The new A350 features Cathay Pacific’s latest inflight products in the Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class cabins, enriching the experience of passengers to a new level.


The new A350-900 is designed for the wellbeing of passengers; the quiet cabin, panoramic windows, LED mood lighting and huge overhead lockers all contribute to a more comfortable and relaxing journey in all cabin classes. The lower cabin pressure and noise levels set passengers up for the best sleeping experience possible in the skies. Alongside a fully flat bed, new features include extra stowage space within easy reach and the personal service offered by a “Do Not Disturb” and “Wake Up Call” function in the entertainment system.


All seats come with the latest high-definition touchscreen personal TVs and a greater selection of movies, TV, live news channels and music. Inflight Wi-Fi is also available at customer’s choice. Access to the Cathay Pacific website, a number of partner websites and three live TV news channels is available free of charge.


The Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats also come with a tablet holders and exclusive power outlets and USB ports. Each Premium Economy Class seat has a fully integrated leg rest which allows more flexibility. The six-way headrest in Economy Class is a proprietary design that provides better support and enhances sleeping comfort.



The newly delivered A350-900XWB employs the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, is the quietest among the aircraft types in its class and also 25% more fuel efficient. It has been entered into service on June 1 with a turnaround flight to Manila. It will operate mainly on regional destinations until more A350s arrive, and the aircraft will be deployed on various long-haul routes – including London Gatwick and Düsseldorf – from the third quarter of 2016.